Established in 1963 the French ski resort Bellevaux lies at 1100 metres altitude in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1800m the area is not snow sure. Over 10 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 15km of trails, which equates to around 30 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Bellevaux is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 45km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
There are two ski regions on either side of Bellevaux, Hirmentaz is lift-linked to Habère-Poche anfd La Chèverie is linked to La Grande - Terche on the outskirts of the Portes du Soleil region. This is a picturesque and traditonal mountain area with heavilly forested slopes.
9 runs ?km
10 runs ?km
13 runs ?km
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View our detailed Bellevaux snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Bellevaux snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€130 - €130|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Bellevaux trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||1.5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Bellevaux area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Bellevaux ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 700m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 26% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Les Rhodos run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The French resort is also known as Bellevaux and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Bellevaux slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Bellevaux has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Bellevaux ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Ecole du Ski Français and has 40 teachers teaching in French, English and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 737044
Bellevaux for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Bellevaux for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Bellevaux for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Bellevaux for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Bellevaux snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Bellevaux: 50km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 4km Intermediate XC Trails: 13km Difficult XC Trails: 27km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Bellevaux snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Bellevaux non skiing facilities also include Tennis, Torchlit Descents..